-Boris the Spider, The Who
Plentiful candy, creepy baked goods and uncontrollable sugar highs – isn’t that what Halloween is all about? Around our house, we like to make our treats as holiday themed out as possible (like these gruesome Witch Finger cookies.) This year, we’ve added Spider Web cookies, Zombie cupcakes and Nutter Butter Ghosts to our “Graveyard of Goodies.”
Our Zombie Cupcakes were so much fun to make! We purchased everything we needed at our local Family Dollar store. We used Whoppers for the eyes, candy corn for the noses/teeth, Rips for the tongues and hair (you could also use fruit roll ups) and gummy worms for the flesh eating maggots. Who wouldn’t love to munch down on one of these after a long night of trick or treating?
Not so hot in the creative department? Try these Nutter Butter Ghosts. All you have to do is take store bought Nutter Butter cookies, dip them in melted almond bark, place on a face with whatever is handy and let cool on wax paper. Voila…everyone will rave over your ten minute creation.
And while you have your melted almond bark out, how about trying these Spider Web chocolate cookies? After your cookies have cooled, put the melted bark in a baggy and cut off a small piece of the corner. With it, draw on a spider web shape and then sprinkle with decorative white sugar. Just for added aesthetics, I baked mine on sucker sticks, wrapped them in plastic and attached a plastic spider ring to the front. Whether you are drawing orange jack-o-lantern faces or ghostly ghouls, dark cookies are always fun to decorate at Halloween. If you need one, here is a recipe that I always use.
“When the night is dark and scary
when the moon is full
and the creatures are a flying
and the wind goes WOOOOOO,
you better mind your parents and your teachers fond and dear,
and cherish them that loves ya and dry the orphans tears
and help the poor and needy ones that cluster all about
or the goblins will get ya if ya don’t watch out!”
– James Whitcomb Riley
Honest Blogger Found Here: Gift card and decorations were provided as a gift by Family Dollar. As always, 100% my words and opinions.